Use your skill set outside the classroom: become a companion caregiver
When school lets out for summer, it's a long-awaited break for students. For teachers and school staff, the break often means something different: an opportunity to earn extra income.
Each summer, teachers across the country find summer jobs tutoring, working retail, babysitting, and running summer camps. But what's the best summer job for teachers? Becoming a companion caregiver with Papa – working as a Papa Pal.
If you're a teacher who wants a flexible summer job that's personally and financially rewarding, read on.
Here’s why being a Papa Pal is the best summer job for teachers.
It’s fulfilling. By providing companionship and support to older adults and families, you’re helping people in a new way. Caregiving is some of the most emotionally satisfying work you can do.
It’s interesting. No two days are the same. You choose what type of visits you’ll do. Being a Papa Pal connects you with the community, introducing you to people you may not otherwise meet.
It’s rewarding. Caregiving can be personally and financially rewarding. In addition to hourly pay, Papa reimburses commute mileage and offers daily and weekly bonuses. Depending on where you live, the hourly rate varies between $13 and $16 an hour. With bonuses, you could earn up to $25 an hour.
It’s flexible. You can work a few hours a week or more. There’s no limit to the number of visits you can do. Either way, you decide how often you want to work — and when. As a Papa Pal, you can schedule visits up to two weeks in advance or at the last minute.
What does a Papa Pal do? They help people by:
- Lending a hand around the house with light housekeeping, meal prep and organizing
- Giving a drive to an appointment at the doctor’s or dentist’s
- Sharing a good conversation
- Going on a walk around the neighborhood
- Running errands such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions
Unlike home health aides and certified nursing assistants, Papa Pals don’t provide personal care or medical support. You don’t need to take a course, so you can get started working right away.
For teachers, one of the best aspects of being a Papa Pal is the flexibility. There are no long-term commitments. It's easy to schedule visits around family activities and summer events.
Plus, you can continue working as a Papa Pal. While the summer break must come to an end, your role as a Papa Pal doesn't have to. Be sure to check the app for future opportunities that match your schedule.
Interested in caregiving – the best summer job for teachers? We’d love to hear from you!
Get started by applying here.